I am about to start on Mamoli MS31. Is this the same USS Constitution you are working on? If so the instructions call for little paper strips to be glued to the keel. What are these for?I haven't built a Victory but did build, and am currently rebuilding, the Mamoli Constitution and think the plans are decent. Needed some schooling on what the tables for rigging mean but once that was figured out they're descent. I've seen far better and far worse.
There is a build log for the Victory here if you haven't seen it.